The Drunk Stories Behind Your Favorite Celebrity Beauty Looks

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Liquid courage isn't just good for moments you want to dance on tables or run around without any pants on (and if that's your style, please consider this your personal invitation to all of our future parties... Chrissy Teigen). In fact, a shot of Whiskey might just be the push you need to finally try that hairstyle, lipstick, or dye job you'd never usually consider. And celebrities and their glam squads can relate.
For beauty pros with plenty of experience under their belts, they could do the job with their eyes closed. Thats why, "every once in a while, it's okay to take your hair down and have a glass of rosé with a client — that's the nature of the business," says Sir John, the genius makeup artist behind Beyoncé and Joan Smalls' looks. "It’s also helpful to surround yourself with people who have that same carefree attitude."
Ahead, we've rounded up our favorite celebrity beauty looks that were influenced... by someone maybe a little under the influence.
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You don't have to watch Keeping Up With The Kardashians to know that the family is an open book. So it's no wonder Jen Atkin, the family's resident hair magician, posted this braid (and butt) shot of Kourtney on Instagram. "So I did a drunk braid on @kourtneykardash today (It was me drinking). There's no how-to's a long story." she captioned the image. The hashtag, however, says it all: #FriendsletFriendsDrunkBraid.
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Chrissy Teigen has posted just about as many tipsy Instagram and Snapchat videos as she has cooking ones, so it's no surprise that a handful of her glam sessions have included alcohol. In this particular Captain Morgan shoot, Sir John says they were in Mexico. "We had cocktails for breakfast. A lot of times, if you've had a drink, you're not so concerned about eyeliner or looking perfect so we kept this super clean. Beach makeup is the most effortless look; you don't need any brushes — I did everything with my fingers."
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There's more to the story behind Jessica Simpson's bleach blond hair, and it comes from her BFF and celebrity colorist Rita Hazan: "When I opened my first salon, we were out at [Diddy’s] party or something," she told us. "[Jessica] said, ‘I want to get my hair done,’ and I said, ‘Oh my God, I have my own place and I have the keys.’ We left the party and went and colored her hair. I was a little tipsy and she knew it. She says, ‘The best color you ever did was the night you were drunk in New York City.'"
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"I've known Jourdan Dunn my whole career — she is my friend, my little sister," Sir John says. "So when we hang out, it's as friends too. We were shooting for a magazine on the beach in Miami, and we were at the pool beforehand and had pitchers of margaritas like there was no tomorrow. But there's always that fear when you know you have to shower it all off and get to work — and it ended up looking great!"

If only we looked as great after day drinking.
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